Friday Fun: Nautical Cards

Hello crafty folks,

Welcome to another Friday Fun blog post!

Today I am going to share cards, lots of nautical themed cards, that I made using a free gift from a magazine – Quick Cards Made Easy, June 2017, Issue 166.

I combined the free gift with a fun fold card base that is also featured in the same issue: Triple panel cards.

The free gift was a set of Nautical themed papers, bases and toppers – which I love! I combined the papers with coordinating, coloured card to make the fun bases, plus the layers and to also highlight the patterned papers:

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As the picture shows above, you can decorate the triple panel card in either profile – it has so many options to choose from on the decorating front!

Here are the rest of the cards that I have made so far:

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Yes, I said ”..made so far…”! I still have the original card bases, some papers and toppers left, at the time of writing this post, to play and create with!!

I kept the embellishments simple and limited so that the papers and toppers could take centre stage.

I hope that you have enjoyed popping by today; Any questions please ask away 🙂

Take Care and Happy Crafting!!

MissRabbit250

 

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Friday Fun: Card Challenge

Hi crafters,

I hope that you are all well 🙂

Every so often I will end up with a pile of odds and ends on my desk. Items that have collected themselves from previous makes and sit there looking at me saying ” Go on then, lets see what you can do with us!”

So I do lol!

This is the pile of such a collection that began todays share:

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The only item that I add to these panels is a sheet of A4 card if needed. I chose a Soft Sky blue card to complement the other items.

So off I went to create a card and here is how it went:

I cut the panels to the right size for an A6 card. I distressed the edges and embossed the vellum panel.

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I lay all the items in place and then secured them with a strong wet glue. The vellum heart was cut from the leftover vellum and I used a Clear, Wink of Stella pen to add some subtle shimmer.

I was also able to create TWO gift tags with the extra materials:

 

Buy including a small piece of textured white card I ended up with two lovely tags. I used a Fiskars hole punch to create card ‘candi’ and a paper punch for the small hearts.

I always love these card challenges as it forces me to be extra creative. As the supplies are limited its a great way to become more inventive. Below are the rest of my photographs of the projects including the card interior:

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Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Miss Rabbit

 

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Friday Fun: Black and Pink Layered Card

Hi again folks,

I hope that you are having fun and crafty times 🙂

The two cards that I am sharing with you today are , well, by-products of some altered art projects that I have been working. I will share these at a later date as they are going to be gifts for someone and their birthday is some time away yet.

By natural progression the projects ended up having a black and pink colour scheme. There ended up being lots of extra materials left so I decided to use them to make a couple of cards.

So, let’s get to it! Here are the two cards that I created:

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I used a combination of mixed media and lots of layering. I had also recently found a pack of acetate embellishments hidden amongst my stash and what luck!, they coordinated!

I chose two large, pink, acetate rose clusters to be the main toppers. Then I began to layer – stamped card base, distressed papers and stencilled banners. I included vellum for balance and silver thread for sparkle and texture.

To balance the clusters I added vellum butterflies and clear enamel drops. I then co-ordinated the card interiors plus the envelopes:

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I hope that you have found todays share both interesting and hopefully inspiring too!

Any questions please ask away.

Take Care and Happy Crafting!

MissRabbit250

 

 

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Friday Fun: Mixed Media Card

Hello again Crafty Folk 🙂

Today I am sharing a card that I have created using one of my favourite creative genres – Mixed Media. If you are unsure of what exactly entails Mixed Media I shall explain; It is literally a piece of art created with a variety of media i.e. paint, collage, papers, inks, fabrics and the list goes on.

Here is the card I have made to showcase this type of art, creativity or whatever you would like to describe it:

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To create this card I have used card, die cuts, vellum, paint, ink, embossing powder and texture paste. Plus a few more medias I think!

I’m going to share various photographs of different stages of creating this card. Here Goes:

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I have used a striped, thick card to create the card base and then I heat embossed a design onto it. I did this by using a feather stencil and my Versamark clear ink pad. I lay the stencil over the card base and pushed the ink pad over the stencil design. I then lifted the stencil off – very carefully may I add 🙂 – and added white embossing powder. Once I had covered the design with the powder, I preheated my heat gun and then melted the embossing powder to complete the design.

The next step was to decorate the Vellum panel I was going to use:

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This photo shows the finished outcome plus the products that I used. I simply took a dollop of texture paste and added a couple of drops of teal ink. I then mixed it well to achieve the desired colour. You can also make your own texture paste using PVA glue, white acrylic paint and talc. You can find lots of tutorials via YouTube etc.

Next on the agenda was to add the layers:

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For this part I laid out my die cuts and panels and arranged them to how I wanted them. I felt that something was missing so I added in some lace. I used white lace to add texture without overpowering the card.

Next I added the sentiment and the embellishments:

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Now here is the finished card:

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I also decorated the cards interior and the envelop:

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So there you go, Mixed Media in a nutshell. Of course this is a simple example of mixed media. This genre translates wonderfully into altered art projects, canvas work, scrap-booking and everything else too I imagine!

Thank you so much for stopping by, below are the rest of the photos for you to look through if you like 🙂

Take Care and Happy Crafting!

MissRabbit250

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Masculine Make Monday: Striped Washi Cards

Hi Crafty folks Ms.Rabbit here,

I hope that you are doing well and in the UK, enjoying the bank holiday!

Now before I start I have a very special mention to make; Cobs, from the Cobweborium Emporium Blog, has been very kind and created me my very own signature Gif!! In fact she created a few and if you would like to see which one I chose it is included, for the first time at the end of this post!  🙂

Now Cobs, I hope that I have both saved and inserted it correctly – if not please let me know lol! Thanks again Lovely Lady!!

So to the project! Todays share includes making my own patterned paper using washi tape. I chose to use narrow tape in a variety of colours to make a bright yet simple design:

 

I used two, smooth white A6 card panels to make the colours pop – I added the washi tape on one panel horizontally and the other on a diagonal slant for variety.

I had planned to only make Two cards, that is, one A6 striped panel per card. Once I had the completed washi panels though I decided to make four A6 cards so I could get as many fun backgrounds as possible!

As I wanted the panels to be the main focus, I kept the card bases themselves fairly simple. I made two white, textured A6 card bases and two navy blue, smooth A6 card bases. The White card is 320gsm card from The Range, (UK), and the Navy card is from Stampin’ Up!.

I already had a picture in my mind of the sentiment being a raised die cut – as I was looking for the right card to use I happened upon some glitter fun-foam!! Perfect! I picked Silver Mirri card for the Navy cards and a zesty green, glitter fun-foam for the White cards:

For the finishing touches I added some colourful, flat sequins plus a banner strip to complete the sentiments. The sentiments have been heat embossed in White.

I decorated the card interiors and the envelopes using a ‘spotty’ stamp and matching ink colours:

 

Thank you so much for popping over, more photos are included at the end of this post 🙂

Take care and Happy Crafting!!

 

MissRabbit250

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Friday Fun: Hand Stamped Daisy Card

Hey folks, I hope that you are all well and that you are managing to get crafty as often as you possibly can 🙂

For this project I designed my own patterned cardstock. I subscribe to Two different , monthly craft magazines which both include a free gift. When the magazine arrived with a few stamp set that included Daisies in a cluster I was so very happy! I love daisies – e are so simple and pretty.

I decided that I wanted to stamp and colour my own patterned card – so I did and here it is:

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My aim was to use the finished cardstock design to make four cards so that is exactly what I did:

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I kept the layout simple by matting the cut-to-size daisy card onto coordinating pearl cardstock, (I was so pleased when I found this cardstock as it matches so very perfectly!!). I added some garden green ribbon to accent the green leaves. It did, however, detract from the flowers so I then added white lace over the green ribbon which produced a more subtle effect. A simple stamped and punched out sentiment completed the card 🙂

I hope that you have enjoyed todays project and that you stop by again next time.

Take Care and Happy Crafting,

Ms.Rabbit x

 

 

 

 

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Friday Fun: Altered Coffee Tin

Hi crafty folk, I hope that you are doing well 🙂

Todays share is a craft genre that I am totally engrossed in – Altered Art. Taking one Item and changing it up then adding a variety of art mediums to the piece for both aesthetics and just because you can!

The piece I have altered is a coffee tin. I have been collecting large Panetone containers to use as wool storage for my crochet projects. My partner let it be known that he also had some large, empty coffee tins at work that I could have if I so desired ….. and of course, I did! He gave me two circular tins and one, round cornered,  rectangular tin and this is the one in todays project.

So here goes:

As you can see, i have covered the container with decorative paper and added a selection of lave and ribbons. The lid I  decopaged in the same paper plus and then added a layer of white tissue paper to soften the effect.

To finish the project I added a frame, die cut heart plus a small paper flower cluster.

I hope that you have enjoyed todays project,

Take Care and Happy Crafting!

Ms.Rabbit x

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